Inclusive Teaching and Learning: Fostering Civil Discourse in “Uncivil” Times
Friday, February 2nd, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Psychology Building, Room 249
This workshop for Washington University faculty is co-sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.
While topics related to identity, inequality, power, and politics have always been challenging to discuss in the classroom, teaching these topics seems to have become increasingly complex during this time of division and conflict. This workshop will provide an opportunity for faculty to discuss these challenges and to develop concrete strategies for fostering civil, respectful discussions in order to advance understanding across differences. Topics will include i) establishing ground-rules and expectations, ii) teaching through tense moments, and iii) addressing bias in the classroom.
Presenters: Beth Fisher, PhD, Director of Academic Services (The Teaching Center) and Lecturer (WGSS); Denise Leonard PhD, Associate Director for Graduate-Student and Postdoc Programs (The Teaching Center); and Christi Smith, PhD, Assistant Dean and Senior Scholar (Center for Diversity and Inclusion)